Beth Accomando

Beth Accomando appears in the following:

What's The Issue With Nitrate Film Stock? It's Combustible

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Turner Classic Movie Festival in Hollywood built a booth to project old films on nitrate stock. A firewall was needed. Nitrate can catch on fire and blow up — just one reason it's no longer used.


'John Wick 2' Director On 'Hong Kong Approach' To Filmmaking

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Director Chad Stahelski started his career as a stuntman. He went on to found a stunt company and directed John Wick 2, after co-directing the first in the series, which was a surprise hit.


'The Phantom Of The Empire': You Guessed It, Musical And Star Wars Combined

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Turning Tydes, a musical theater troupe in San Diego, does musical mash-ups that spoof Broadway shows. Ahead of Comic-Con, they're performing a mash-up of Star Wars and The Phantom of the Opera.


C Is For 'Condemned': A Nun Looks Back On 47 Years Of Unholy Filmmaking

Thursday, March 03, 2016

A new Turner Classic Movies series honors films that were deemed salacious, immoral or downright lewd by the Catholic Legion of Decency. Condemned is hosted by respected critic Sister Rose Pacatte.


Mystery Loves Company, And TCM's Noir Movie Marathon Has Plenty Of Both

Friday, June 12, 2015

Turner Classic Movies has kicked off its "Summer of Darkness" — 24 hours of noir films every Friday in June and July with an accompanying free, online class.


'Star Wars' Fans Gear Up For New Film At Convention

Friday, April 17, 2015

Star Wars fans are gathering this week for the annual Star Wars Celebration fan convention in Anaheim, Calif.


Pour A Bucket Of Blood On These New Adaptations Of 'Carrie'

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Stephen King's Carrie (his first published work) is now more than four decades old, but it's never fallen out of pop culture favor. It was a fresh, horrifying look at the nightmare that could be high school, with a memorably mousy teenage protagonist who unleashed her telekinetic powers on her ...


Not A Haunted House: This Haunted Experience Terrorizes For Hours

Thursday, October 30, 2014

McKamey Manor in San Diego is rated among the scariest places in the country every year around Halloween. The interactive experience lasts for hours, and some critics call it abusive.


The Business Of Halloween Means You Can Buy An Arm And A Leg

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Americans spend billions on the fall holiday — especially for elaborate costumes and decorations. And companies that specialize in Hollywood horror props also make them for Halloween enthusiasts.


San Diego State Wants To Draw Students In With Zombies

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Zombies are so popular with young people, that some colleges and universities have classes where students dissect the undead as metaphor.


Elevenses And Then Some: How To Prepare A Feast Fit For A Hobbit

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." — J.R.R. Tolkien

Each year, I swear I will never do this again.

And yet, for the third year in a row, I am preparing to host a day-long Lord of ...


A Zombie Horror Game, Inspired By ... A Nature Documentary?

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The Last of Us is a new survival horror video game and it features — no big surprise — zombie-like creatures. But these are not the same old zombies that have dominated movie and TV screens in the past few years.

Neil Druckmann, creative director for The Last of Us, ...


For Hannibal & Co., A Horrifying New Stage

Saturday, July 06, 2013

What do a reanimated deviant surgeon, a cannibalistic serial killer and a demon-plagued, vomit-spattered priest have in common? They're all characters in camp stage musicals inspired by horror films — and they're all played by the same classically trained opera singer.

His name is Jesse Merlin, and he looks a ...